Vintage 2018 Barbera d'Alba DOC Lupestre

Barbera d’Alba DOC Lupestre

The Piedmontese wine par excellence, it reaches its absolute peak after 2/3 years of ageing.

Ageing: in apricot wood casks passed down through the generations.

Colour: bright, intense ruby red with purplish highlights.

Nose: delicate, ethereal, intense, expansive and persistent, featuring fruity plum, blackberry and cherry overtones, slightly spicy.

Taste: full-bodied and mouth-filling, varietal acidity, nicely balanced. The taste is dry, fresh and fragrant, very long.

Food pairings: particularly recommended with first courses, grilled or oven-roast red meat, and briefly/medium-matured soft cheeses.

Basic Information

Product name: Barbera d’Alba DOC Lupestre
Cépage: barbera
Appellation: Barbera d’Alba
Classification: DOC
Color: red
Type: still
Country/Region: Italy
Vintage: 2018
Alcool percentage: 13.50
Sugar rate: 0.5
Number of bottles produced: 1,333

Vineyard

% of Grape/Cépage: 100% barbera
Soil: sabbioso misto terra rossa
Exposure: south
Agricultural method: traditional
Year of plantation: 1990
Date of harvest: September
Type of harvest: manual in crates
Geolocation: Montà

Winemaking

Method: fermentazione in serbatoi d’acciaio a temperatura controllata. svinatura e pressatura soffice. affinamento in botti di legno di rovere e albicocca
Temperature: 20 °C
Lenght: 15 / 20 days
Malolactic: yes
Aging: in apricot and oak wood casks
Age of barrels: 15 and 10 years old
Wood type: oak and apricot
Barrels type: 10 hl – 50 l vats
Aging time in wood: 12 months
Minimum aging in bottle: 6 months

Bottle

Empty bottle weight: 400 g
Date of bottling: November 2018
Aging potential: 5 years
Cork size: 23*45 mm
Cork material: cork
Bottle type: bordolese newline
Number of bottles per box: 6
Box size: 33*19*26

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract [g/l]: 28.90
Total acidity [g/l of tartaric acid equivalent]: 5.83
Volatile acidity [g/l acetic acid equivalent]: 0.61
Total SO2[mg/l]: 70
Free SO2[mg/l]: